Featured in Best Apps of 2014, Star Walk 2 Gets an Update - the Planets

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[prMac.com] Alexandria, Virginia - Vito Technology has released a new update to their award-winning Star Walk astronomy guide, that has just been feature by Apple in Best Apps of 2014. The update includes a comprehensive study of the planets of the solar system, including layered 3d models, spacecrafts, high resolution surface maps and exclusive articles about scientific mission.

The Planets is an awe-inspiring journey through the solar system. All-new 3D models were built using data gathered by NASA and the European Space Agency. This upgrade lets you examine every planet layer by layer, look at its surface in astonishing detail, see the orbiting spacecrafts in real-time and read stories of exploratory missions.

The models for internal structure of the planets were built on the basis of the latest scientific views. There is a lot yet to be discovered in this area, and the space missions currently at work are also present in the app, traveling around the planets at their actual positions tracked in real time.

Prominent geographical locations are marked on the high resolution surface texture, so users can study the Moon and its crates detail and learn their names.

Star Walk 2 is a sequel of the well-known Star Walk app that was released back in 2008 and has acquired more than 10 million users across the world on iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle, and Windows Phone. It's been an educational best-seller for over five years and won multiple awards, including Apple Design Award in 2010. Star Walk lets you easily find and identify thousands of stars, satellites, and comets in real time. Using built-in digital compass and motion tracking, this stargazing guide turns your phone into a full-on planetarium.

New In Star Walk 2:
All-new stunning design
* New simpler and cleaner interface in vibrant colors for retina displays
* Atmospheric visual and sound effects, stirring soundtrack
* Exclusive handcrafted artwork for constellations, inspired by minimalist low-poly art

Incredible 3D models of celestial bodies
* Planetary nebulae*
* Constellations*
* Dwarf planets, comets, and asteroids*
* Man-made satellites*
* Planets*

* Available through In-App Purchase. Constellations are available for free for limited time.

Language Support:
* English, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Spanish

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 7.0 or later
* Optimized for iPhone 5
* 123 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Star Walk 2 - Guide to the Sky Day and Night 1.0 is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. App offers In-App purchases and update.

Based in Alexandria, Virginia, Vito Technology Inc. is headed by CEO Victor Toporkov and has developed an impressive portfolio of products for Windows Mobile since it entered the mobile software market in 2001. The company's latest endeavors include iOS and Web 2.0 software development. Vito Technology won an Apple Design Award in 2010 for its Star Walk for iPad app. The company consists of two departments: Research & Development Department and Marketing Department with 30 employees in total. Copyright (C) 2014 Vito Technology Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod, and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.


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